Georgia Employer DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL in Decatur, Georgia
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Direct Support Professional In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with DPCH began their careers as Direct Support Professionals. Direct Support Professional Responsibilities: Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housemates Ensuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training) Encouraging self-help activities Reporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the office Documenting services provided Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up Accompanying client to scheduled appointments Transporting clients or running errands for clientsSpecific Requirements: 25 years of age or older High school degree/GED Valid driver's license (in most cases) Ability to work in home-like settings Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company Ability to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of timeAdditional Information Benefits:In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered: Competitive pay based on experience Paid Time Off Holidays Performance incentives Predictive Full-time, 40 Hour Plus Schedule Part-time and On-call shifts available (less than 30 hours) Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. DPCH, LLC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.